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Vimeo, With SVOD Plans In Rearview, Looks Toward Live Streaming And International Expansion 

In deciding to back away from its SVOD plans, Vimeo recognized that making a mark in that crowded field would have required a larger-than-expected investment. Detractors may claim that live streaming is just as saturated of an industry, but Sud noted that Vimeo’s goal is not to compete with other video sites. We are not building a Facebook Live or YouTube Live,” [CEO Anjali Sud] said. “This is a professional-level live-streaming service for anyone who’s hosting professional events.” That “professional-level” class includes those who subscribe to the Vimeo Pro subscription service, which starts at $20 per month. – Sam Gutelle, Tubefilter http://ift.tt/2eLNIwQ

Vimeo Adds Cheddar to Streaming Mix

Vimeo said the deal gives Cheddar, a service that costs $6.99 per month that targets millennial audiences, access to a platform with 280 million monthly users. The recently-launched Cheddar service broadcasts from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange trading floor and NASDAQ Marketsite. The Vimeo-powered offering is available at Cheddar.tv or Cheddar.com, or any device with the Vimeo app. Cheddar is also slated to launch its own dedicated iOS, tvOS, and Roku apps within about 90 days. – Jeff Baumgartner, Multichannel News

Vimeo’s new Roku app lets you buy movies and shows right from your TV

Today, the company is making it possible for viewers to rent or buy films and series directly from their TV sets for the first time. This is feature is arriving through an updated Roku application, which now introduces over 30,000 titles that can be paid for, then streamed instantly. […] For Vimeo’s creator community, the addition of a purchasing option on the Roku platform means they’ll be able to put their content in front of a wider audience than before – the “millions” of users who stream video to their Roku, the company noted this morning. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch

‘The Outs’ Web Series, Aidy Bryant Short & More On Vimeo Slate

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Vimeo has announced its first original programming slate, which includes The Outs web series from Adam Goldman and Sasha Winters; Darby Forever, a short film from Saturday Night Live‘s Aidy Bryant; and Vimeo’s first original stand-up special, Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex Of Hate Comedy Special: Live From Austin. All three will premiere this winter exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood

Vimeo Intervenes to Fix ‘Pixels’ DMCA Disaster

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“After users informed us that their videos did not contain any Pixels content, we reached out to Entura. Entura has since withdrawn its takedown notice. As a result, we have now restored the affected videos.”
Without providing any evidence, Entura was not only able to have ten entirely non-infringing videos removed from the service, but in response Vimeo issued each of its affected customers with a ‘strike’ against their account. If the users were to receive a couple more of these they could be classified as serial offenders and find themselves banned from Vimeo altogether. – Andy, TorrentFreak

Vimeo Should Take Some Of The Blame For Simply Accepting Massive Bogus DMCA Takedown Over The…

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[O]bviously, much of the blame for this ridiculous set of circumstances should fall on Entura International for being terrible at its own job in issuing bogus takedowns. And some of the blame should fall on Columbia Pictures for hiring Entura — a company that clearly has no business sending out DMCA takedowns. But, also, much of it should fall on Vimeo for simply giving in and accepting the obviously bogus takedown requests. Just recently, we noted that Automattic (the company that makes WordPress.com) had published in its transparency report that it had rejected 43% of the DMCA takedown notices it had received — and we suggested other companies start paying attention. Google also is known for rejecting bad DMCA takedowns. – Mike Masnick, Techdirt

3-hour cut of Dune

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Contrary to legend, it’s apparently not the case that a legendary 4 hour “working” cut of David Lynch‘s original is out there waiting to be found. So this—which includes the expository picturebook used to help TV viewers figure out what the hell is going on—is likely the longest we’ll ever see. – Rob Beschizza, Boing Boing
Update: The link is no longer accessible on Vimeo.

Videos taken down from Vimeo for using the word “Pixels”

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According to a complaint by NGO NeMe, which uploaded a video called “Pixels” in 2006, video creators are also being issued “strikes” along with the takedown. When a content creator receives three of these strikes, their channel will be suspended from the site. Mark Cersosimo of Vimeo told NeMe, “I’d suggest filling a counter notice. This is in the hands of our trust and safety team and we unfortunately our support team cannot help you with this issue.” – Michelle Starr, CNET

Nostalgia Alert: Hasbro’s ’80s Cartoons Are Now Streaming

Thanks to a new deal with Vimeo, Hasbro Studios—the outfit that helps you see things on TV that you can ask for on your birthday—is collecting of many of its classic cartoons for release through the site’s Vimeo On Demand service. The first two, Transformers: Generation 1 and Jem and the Holograms, are available now. Other shows, like G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Pound Puppies, and even My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic will be available later in the year. (Bronies rejoice!) All that nostalgia comes at a price, though. Individual episodes of the shows will cost $2.99 to buy or $0.99 to rent for 24 hours, and entire series can be purchased for $40. – Angela Watercutter, WIRED
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